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Decolonizing Critical Animal Studies, Cripping Critical Animal Studies

June 21, 2016 - June 23, 2016

Program below:

Tuesday, June 21

2:00-3:00 p.m. – Refreshments and Registration in the Humanities Centre Fishbowl

3:00-5:00 p.m. – Welcome and Decolonizing Critical Animal Studies Plenary Panel: Humanities Centre L2


5:10 p.m. – meet behind the Humanities Centre for walking guides and rides to Narayanni’s restaurant (dinner at participants’ expense)

5:30 p.m. – Dinner at Narayanni’s Restaurant (vegan South Indian buffet), 10131 81 Avenue

Wednesday, June 22

8:00-9:00 a.m. – continental breakfast in the Humanities Centre Fishbowl

9:00-10:00 a.m.: Concurrent Individual Papers

  1. Humanities Centre L2: ‘Animal Crips’ and Cripping Animal Liberation

Chair: TBA

Ryan Sweet, “Chickens with Cork Legs and Dogs with Dentures: Representations of Prostheticised Animals in Late Nineteenth-Century Periodicals”

Hannah Monroe, “Neurodiversity and Animal Liberation: Challenging Hegemonic Constructions of Normalcy”

  1. Humanities Centre L3: Indigenous Epistemologies

Chair: TBA

Danielle Taschereau Mamers,  “Decolonizing the plains: bison life beyond colonial commodification”

Brandon Kerfoot, “Seals that club back: Animal Revenge in Alootook Ipellie’s Arctic Dreams and Nightmares”

  1. Humanities Centre L4: Critical Engagements with the Work of Temple Grandin

Chair: Lindsay Eales

Vasile Stanescu, “Lost in Translation:  Temple Grandin, ‘Humane Meat’ and the Intersection of Oppression”

Vittoria Lion, “Disrupting Temple Grandin: Resisting a ‘Humane’ Face for Autistic and Animal Oppression”

Humanities Centre 2-19: Settler Colonialism and Animals

Chair: TBA

Fiona Probyn-Rapsey, ‘Dog whistling: Australian settler colonialism and the dingo’

Presenters: Fiona Probyn-Rapsey and Dinesh Wadiwel (Co-authors: (presenters plus Sue Donaldson, George Ioannides, Tess Lea, Kate Marsh, Astrida Neimanis, Annie Potts, Nik Taylor, Richard Twine, Stuart White), ‘Sydney’s sustainability and campus food justice workshop”

10:00-10:15 – refreshment break in the Humanities Centre Foyer

10:15-12:00 – Cripping Critical Animal Studies Plenary Panel: Humanities Centre L3

Plenary panel with Stephanie Jenkins, Sunaura Taylor, and A. Marie Houser

moderated by Vittoria Lion

12:00-1:00 – lunch in the Humanities Centre Fishbowl

1:00-2:30 p.m.: Concurrent Individual Papers

  1. Humanities Centre L2: Gender, Disability, and Animality (Undergraduate Student Panel)

Chair: TBA

Samuella Jo Johnson, “Institutionalized Space: Dehumanization and the Masking of Violence”

James Harley, “The Trouble with Animal Rights Activism: Emotion Work is Women’s Work”

Dylan Hallingstad O’Brien, “‘We Are Humans!’: Animality as Disability in Yusuke Kishi’s Shinsekai Yori”

  1. Humanities Centre 2-19: Settler Colonial Imaginings of Nature and Animals

Chair: TBA

Ben O’Heran, “Henry David Thoreau, the Unsettled Settler: Exploring Environmentalism as a Means of Usurping Indigenous Place-Thought”

Carina Magazzeni, “The Trouble with Taxidermy: Brad Isaacs and Animalium”

Rebekah Sinclair,”Guest, Pests, or Terrorists?: The Settler-Colonial Intelligibility of ‘Invasive Species”

  1. Humanities Centre L4: Decolonial Perspectives on Domestication and Diet

Chair: TBA

Shaila Wadhwani, “Coloniality: Nature and the Bodies of Domestication”

Jason Price, “Decolonizing Desire and Relationships with Animals and Space in The Devil’s Chimney

Samantha King, “Consuming Animals in Theory and Practice: Conversations with Indigenous and Postcolonial Studies Scholars on the Ethics and Politics of Food”

2:30-3:00 – refreshment break in the Humanities Centre Fishbowl

3:00-4:00 – Seeing Animals: Crip Reflections on the Work of Sunaura Taylor: Humanities Centre L2

Plenary Lecture by Alison Kafer

moderated by Emilia Nielsen

4:00 – Meet in front of the Humanities Centre for guides to Assiniboia Hall

4:15-5:30 p.m. Art Exhibition Opening: Works of Sunaura Taylor

 FemLab (Feminist Exhibition Space), Assiniboia Hall

 curated by Michelle Meagher

Wine and Cashew Cheese Reception

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